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6 March 2023 | Podcasts | Article by Roman Kubiak TEP

Top 5 Crypto cases of 2022 | Lawyers On The Block

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In this set of two podcasts, Roman Kubiak and Kieran Forsyth discuss the top 5 Crypto and Digital Asset litigation cases of 2022.

First up, they discuss Osbourne v. Persons Unknown and Others [2022] EWHC 1021 (Comm). A case where the High Court recognises NFTs as property which can be subject to freezing injunction.

Second, is the case of D’Aloia v. Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 1723 which Roman and Kieran discussed last year in the first round of podcasts but it is deserving of a further brief mention given the novel way of effecting service.

Last up in this podcast is Jones v. Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 2543 where the High Court recognised an existence of a constructive trust as between cryptocurrency platform and victim of crypto scam and which was influential in achieving a successful recovery of lost crypto.

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Author bio

Roman Kubiak TEP


Roman Kubiak is a Partner and Head of the market leading Private Wealth Disputes team.

He advises across the whole spectrum of private wealth disputes, with a particular focus on high value, complex and cross-border disputes including: trust disputes, breach of trust claims and applications to remove trustees; will disputes, particularly those with an international element; claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and claims for equitable relief under proprietary estoppel, constructive trusts and resulting trusts.

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